Jul 092015
special guest blueI am thrilled to welcome Julie Hyzy back to Escape With Dollycas.
Grace Cries Uncle was released this week!

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Grace Cries Uncle
Julie Hyzy

The time has come. Finally.

For those who have followed the Manor House series from the first book, Grace Under Pressure, you know that there’s a very big question that hasn’t been answered yet: Is Grace, the young woman who came to work at Marshfield Manor a few years ago, truly related to billionaire Bennett Marshfield? Could Bennett actually be Grace’s half-uncle? And if so, could this new information inspire Bennett to change his Will?

There are two things in Grace Cries Uncle that I guarantee. One is that the above questions will be answered, and two is that there’s much more to the story than results from a DNA test can offer.

Readers who met Grace in Book #1 know that her younger sister, Liza, is trouble. When she shows up in this new adventure, Liza is down on her luck (again) and eager to enlist Grace’s help. Grace knows better than to trust her, but because an FBI agent recently came looking for Liza’s estranged husband Eric, and because that FBI agent turned up dead, Grace believes she has no choice but to offer her conniving sister a safe place to stay.

Is this a mistake? Or an incredibly shrewd move on Grace’s part? And what does all this have to do with Bennett? Because—as it becomes clear—Eric may be more involved in Bennett’s business than anyone realizes. A prestigious antique collectors’ convention has descended on Emberstowne just as Bennett reveals he’s hoping to acquire a specific, unnamed antique. Could Liza’s lowlife husband know something about the item’s whereabouts?

Grace Cries Uncle is my favorite book in my Manor House series thus far because we get to meet the troublesome Liza and her unsavory husband, Eric. We also begin to understand why Grace longs to be part of a real family—Bennett’s family. I hope you enjoy reading this latest installment as much as I enjoyed writing it!


About Julie Hyzy

Julie Hyzy is the New York Times bestselling author of the White House Chef Mysteries and the Manor House Mysteries. She’s won the Anthony, Barry, Derringer, and Lovey Awards for her novels and short stories. Her first Manor House Mystery, Grace Under Pressure, earned a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly. Find out more about Julie Hyzy and her books on her webpage here.

grace uncleGrace Cries Uncle
(A Manor House Mystery)

Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Setting – North Carolina
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (July 7, 2015)
Published by The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Kimberly Schamber
Cover Design by Rita Frangie
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425259689
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The New York Times bestselling author of the Manor House Mysteries and the White House Chef Mysteries shows how a blast from the past can spell trouble for Grace Wheaton…

When Grace’s estranged sister Liza shows up on her doorstep, the timing couldn’t be worse. Grace’s beloved boss and benefactor, Bennett Marshfield, has finally gotten her to agree to a DNA test to establish if he is, in fact, her uncle. If so, Grace would move from being the trusted curator and manager of Marshfield Manor to Bennett’s heir. And her duplicitous sister would be right behind her in the line of inheritance.

Liza is not the only mysterious visitor to arrive in town. A man claiming to be an FBI agent has shown up, and a swarm of avaricious antique collectors have descended on Emberstowne for a prestigious convention. When Bennett reveals he’s in mind to acquire a secret antique and the FBI agent turns up dead, the plot thickens. And Grace can’t help but wonder if Liza is at the center of it all…

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Julie Hyzy continues to amaze me. Each new story tops the last an then some.

This time we split our time between Marshfield Manor and Grace’s Painted Lady. Grace’s sister, Liza, makes a return appearance and she has trouble preceding her too. The part I was most excited for was something readers of this series have been waiting so long to find out. Are Grace and the wonderful Bennett Marshfield truly related? Liza’s visit may throw a wrench into that whole situation. As always Frances, Grace’s assistant, is on hand to help and give her own unique spin to all the antics.

Hyzy has created a group of wonderful and quirky characters. They all jump right off the page and into our hearts. I truly wish I had a Bennett Marshfield in my life and not because of his money. He is a true gentleman and will love Grace whether or not the tests show she is his niece. He cares about all the people around him and treats his employees very well. Grace worries about him and loves him no matter what the future holds. It is very refreshing to see a wonderful friendship like theirs.

Their story is joined by one heck of mystery that not only brings Liza back to town but Grace’s ex, and Liza’s husband, Eric, too with the FBI hot on their tail. Emberstowne is hosting a convention that brings a bunch of lofty antique collectors to town as well. It seems everyone is talking about a very precious artifact and some would actually kill to have it in their collection. Be prepared for whiplash as the twists and turns to this mystery will send you reeling.

I love this series! I love the characters! I love the setting! I hated for this story to end. I am sad that I have to wait until next summer to visit Marshfield Manor and Emberstowne again. It is a place I would love to spend much more of my time 🙂

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  33 Responses to “Special Guest – Julie Hyzy – Author of Grace Cries Uncle – Giveaway too!”

  1. Grace Cries Uncle sounds like a delightful mystery. I will have to check out the books in this series. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

  2. Grace is a great character, and I look forward to reading the latest of her adventures.

  3. This sounds like a great series that I want to start reading, so would love to read this one! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  4. Looking forward to reading this one. Love this series.

  5. Congrats on your latest book!

  6. I love love this series and can’t wait to read this latest adventure. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. I really like this Author…maybe 300th time trying I might be lucky here…finger crossed…Thank you for the chance. 🙂
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

  8. Congratulations on the new release, Julie!

  9. It looks great, thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  10. Thanks for the review of this book. It guarantees another fine adventure for sure. Also thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of it. robeader53@yahoo.com

  11. This series is always on my list…. 🙂

  12. Really like this series. Will be interesting to find out if Bennett and Grace really are related.

  13. Wow, this sounds SO good! Thanks, Lori and Julie!

  14. I love this series–it’s getting better and better with each book.

  15. This series sounds wonderful. Congratulations. Thanks for this great giveaway.

  16. This sound like an interesting series. I guess I have some reading to catch up on in this series.

  17. Hi Julie, I’m going to stalk you on every giveaway site you visit. I simply MUST win a copy of Grace’s new story. One day she’ll definitely end up “underwater” with all the trouble she gets into. LOL LOL 😉

  18. Do younger people still know the expression “Uncle”? Sometimes I think I’m a dinosaur with the things I know that younger people don’t.

  19. A new cozy series! Can’t ever have enough of them. If I win this, I’ll have to go back and start at the beginning. I don’t want to miss the build up to the big reveal!

  20. I love Julie Hyzy’s books. She is such a great writer. I am looking forward to reading Grace Cries Uncle! Thank you for the review. Doodlesink@hotmail.com

  21. Count me in…I love her writing.

  22. Both of your series are in my top favorite “few”. I almost hate to read them when they come out because I have to wait so long until there is another one. Almost, until I give in and read cover-to-cover in 1-2 sittings. Your books have kept me up all night many times! I do wish you could write faster!


  23. I love this series. And the White House chef series. One of my very favorite authors! Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. What a great addition to a fun series.

  25. Congrats on the new release! Excited to hear one of the other mysteries may be revealed!

  26. I haven’t read any of your books yet, and I think I have been missing out on some good reads! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  27. Congratulations on the publication of Grace Cries Uncle! It sounds intriguing. Love the cover too.

  28. I have to know! Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. I just checked out the first book in this series from my library. It looks intriguing! Thanks for the giveaway.

  30. It sounds like a wonderful book. I love the setting for the story. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  31. the books sounds good and intriguing.thanks for the chance


  33. I read a lot of books in this series and enjoyed each one of them. I hope I win this.

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